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Posted on 03/08/2012 10:55:22 PM PST by Christie at the beach
Romney's Fuzzy Math for a Fuzzy Campaign
Christopher Ruddy's Perspective: I am continually amazed how those at the Romney campaign continue to act victorious when they have such a poor case to make about cinching the nomination.
Case in point was yesterday's release of a memo that Romney aides claimed proves that only an "act of God" can prevent Romney from getting the nomination. The memo comes on the heels of Romney's public suggestion that the other candidates should get out of the race.
The Romney team argues that their candidate needs 48 percent of the remaining delegates to win the nomination, while their leading contender Rick Santorum would need 65 percent and Newt Gingrich 70 percent.
Sure, it's unlikely that Santorum or Gingrich can pull that off. But it's just as unlikely for Romney to get 48 percent of the remaining delegates.
This means that Romney will fall short of the 1,144 delegates.
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So voting for the loser to the last loser is a winning proposition? Thats rich.
President Obama offered his likely Republican opponent Mitt Romney good luck for Super Tuesday.
Asked at a news conference if hed like to respond to Romneys comments calling Obama the most feckless president since Carter, Obama said: Good luck tonight.
After the quip got laughs from the press gallery, Obama smiled and said, No, really. Really.
THE _RESIDENT GETS IT!!!! the Republican establishment are too stupid to get it.
I am in total agreement.
I dont see it that way.I dont vote for liberals of either party.Moderates dont win.
Then I've been thinking I'm going to have to eat my words.
I'm hoping that I don't have to eat my words.
It should be painfully obvious that Romney can’t win in November. He has been running for POTUS for the last 8 years and has spent millions in campaign organizations in key states like Iowa, yet Santorum comes from no place to take Iowa, nearly wins in Romney’s home state of Michigan. Even in the states Romney carried, his wins were largely because the other candidates spent little time or money there. Romney cannot close the deal with rank and file Republicans how the heck can he sell independents and disaffected Democrats in November?
Newt’s brilliant strategy: focus in the south to win enough delegates to deny Romney nomination, then win at the borkered convention where his voice can be heard without any negative ads and MSM smear.
HOw many delegates did Romney get in Virginia?
There was only him and Ron Paul on the ballot & the statewide Virginia turnout was only about 5%......The lowest ever known there.
Seems to me, he better not be crowing too loud about winning Virginia!!!!
Overall, Romney has spent over $60 million, largely in negative attack ads “””
I think he has surpassed the $60 million mark. He supposedly spent $25 million in Florida alone——and got 50 delegates. That is about 1 HALF MILLION per delegate.
IF the $25 million Florida number is correct, I think he is well above $60 million by now.
43. Romney’s 2nd biggest haul after FL. Being on the ballot matters. Paul only got 3 delegates, and it looks like 3 are unbound or something. Because Romney got over 50%, I think WTA rules kicked in for the districts preventing Paul from getting much. It’s going to be so close in the end that if Romney wins it, Newt’s signatures being thrown out could have made the difference in giving him a chance to topple Romney in a convention floor fight.
I kept a column from the November 5, 2008 Reno Gazette which sumarizes Obama’s main points from his long campaign.
I will wtire here just exactly what was printed in this column about Healthcare:
Mandatory coverage for children, NO mandates for adults. Aim for universal coverage by requiring larger employers to share costs of insuring workers and by offering coverage similar to that in plan for Federal employees. Proposes spending $50 BILLION on information technology over 5 years to reduce health care costs over time. Tax Policy Center estimates overall plan’s cost at $1.6 TRILLION over 10 years.
Just how close does any of his campaign rhetoric come to what has happened over the past 3 1/2 years. ?????
He's got 39% of the vote so far, but 53% of the delegates. Both those percentages could shrink, but the WTA rules in some states are benefitting him and are what makes it possible for him to squeak out a nomination despite the weak support. It's a terrible road map to winning a general election.
Amazing-—43 delegates and only about 5% of the registered voters even went to the polls!!!!!
The spending by Mitt over Santorum in Ohio was about 12 to 1 or more and Rick did pretty well. Do they split the delegates there??? or is Ohio a winner take all situation????
A lot of it is district by district. Santorum’s pretty far under Romney in delegates in Ohio. Not sure if it’s because o those delegates he failed to file in time or if WTA districts where Mitt might have shut Rick out by getting 50% of the vote in the district got Mitt’s numbers up.